Originally Posted by Rhodes
I prefer the BD releases in the BD forums... JP BDs are NOT R2.
They are region A.
That's just a label, it doesn't matter what we call it as long as we know what goes in it. I'd just rename it to "Japanese and Asian Releases" or something like that but I don't think I have forum renaming powers.
The important point is that they're Japanese releases, not some arbitrary region coding scheme that has no relation to content of release method. Everyone buying a JP release knows it's BD A/DVD 2.
But that in itself is weird... would the R2 section then have 2 threads for the same title, 1 for DVD and 1 for BD?
No, certainly not, it would be one thread per show. DVDs are almost totally irrelevant for JP releases, but if anyone wanted to post about something specific to the DVD version, they can do it in the solicitation thread. It's exactly what we already do in this very forum already. We almost never create split DVD/BD threads if a show has BD because BD is what everyone is buying.
If people want to leave Western releases set up as they are I have no objection whatsoever. But there's always been widespread opposition to how JP releases are handled; JP is an utterly different market from western markets, and should be handled in its own forum. East Asian would just go along with it because it's only a smattering here and there, and they're largely being bought by the same people who import JP discs.
Basically I'm assuming most people would want releases divvied up according to how we actually experience buying anime as people, not according to a strict technological nuance.